"A Day in the Life of a Teenage Samurai"
Watch Party and Q&A
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 · Noon - 1 PM
Join us as we watch an animated short and talk to one of the creators about how it was made!
Constantine Vaporis, Professor of History and Affiliate Professor of Asian Studies, partnered with TED-Ed Animations to produce A Day In The Life of A Teenage Samurai. This original video draws from over thirty years of scholarship Vaporis has completed on Japanese history and culture.
The video is set in Kôchi, Japan in 1800. It is a brief window into the fictional life of 16-year-old Mori Banshirô, a samurai in training who aspires to be an artist. Banshirô’s journey takes place during the Edo period (1603 – 1868), which is the focus of Vaporis’s research.
After the viewing, Dr. Vaporis will tell us more about how it was made and answer questions.
Sponsored by the Department of History, the Asian Studies Program, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, the Department of Visual Arts, and the History Student Council.